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Are there racial differences in regards to levels of coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Always

Many stuides show differences among racial lines; my personal opinion is that these really demonstrate differences in socioeconomic levels.
I feel it is much more dependent upon income levels and the types of foods and lifestyle a person leads. Lower socioeconomic groups tend to eat foods that are less healthy and engage in alcohol and tobacco use as well as engaging in less exercise.

In brief: Always

Many stuides show differences among racial lines; my personal opinion is that these really demonstrate differences in socioeconomic levels.
I feel it is much more dependent upon income levels and the types of foods and lifestyle a person leads. Lower socioeconomic groups tend to eat foods that are less healthy and engage in alcohol and tobacco use as well as engaging in less exercise.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: CAD

All races get coronary artery disease.
Incidence of CAD may be related to the prevalence of diabetes in different ethnic groups.

In brief: CAD

All races get coronary artery disease.
Incidence of CAD may be related to the prevalence of diabetes in different ethnic groups.
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

The reported incidence of heart disease is higher in minorities, but it is unclear whether this due actual incidence or poor identification until a problem exists.
Better preventive care and follow up likely eliminate any racial differences.

In brief: Yes

The reported incidence of heart disease is higher in minorities, but it is unclear whether this due actual incidence or poor identification until a problem exists.
Better preventive care and follow up likely eliminate any racial differences.
Dr. Craig Carter
Dr. Craig Carter
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